13:53 | June 18, 2018
Small-scale dairy farmers, irate over the low milk prices being offered by wholesalers, brought their protest to the center of Yerevan today, parking their trucks, loaded with several tons of milk, outside the Government Building.
13:30 | June 12, 2018
Workers at the Lusakert Poultry Plant, in the Kotayk community of Nor Geghi, have temporarily called off their strike to protest the firing of sixty company employees over the past few days.
13:50 | June 6, 2018
Mirzoyan promised to discuss the issue with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the government in an attempt to find a quick solution to the matter. Mirzoyan told the demonstrators that he’d need 25 days to organize the inspections.
16:48 | June 5, 2018
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is scheduled to meet today with demonstrators who have blocked the road leading to the Amulsar gold mine located 170km south of Yerevan on the border between Vayots Dzor and Syunik provinces.
10:54 | June 1, 2018
The waiver on US$1.475 worth of equipment to be shipped from Turkey and Uzbekistan, was first issued on April 5, but documentation problems cropped up during transit and the original decision had to be modified.
19:44 | May 25, 2018
In 2017, the Armenian government awarded its largest contract, in the amount of AMD 1.873 billion, to the Arpa-Sevan company owned by Republican Party of Armenia MP Hakob Hakobyan, who chairs the parliament’s Standing Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs.
10:04 | May 22, 2018
Activist Ani Hovhannisyan told the packed room and the panel, comprised of seven Armenian and international environmental and sustainable development specialists, that she and other concerned Armenian citizens would never allow Lydian International to go ahead with the Amulsar project.
12:14 | May 16, 2018
Several activists who had assembled outside the Yerevan Municipal Building to protest what they label as the uncalled-for destruction of trees in a strip of land between Italy and Beirut streets in downtown Yerevan, forced their way inside later in the day and called on Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan to resign.
13:25 | May 11, 2018
The five-year project will be undertaken by the IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) charitable foundation run by Ruben Vardanyan at an estimated cost of AMD 15.682 billion (US$32.2 million).
12:55 | May 5, 2018
The press has periodically written about Azizyan’s heavy handed tactics at the school – dismissing teachers without cause, campaigning for the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, getting parents to pay for school items, etc.
20:07 | May 4, 2018
Hovhannisyan is especially irked by the attitude of local residents who try to justify their illegal logging by arguing that it puts food on the table for their kids. He says the majority doesn’t understand the damage being done.
17:19 | May 3, 2018
The Armenian government has again granted an import tax waiver to ABC Textile, a company owned by Astghik Aleksanyan, daughter of Armenian businessman and member of parliament Samvel Aleksanyan, and the sons of former Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water Reserves Arthur Nazaryan.
14:25 | May 3, 2018
“The young people are well organized. They don’t wait to be told what to do,” said Siranoush, adding that volunteers and municipal employees are working together to clean the square.
09:23 | May 2, 2018
Protesters used cars to bloc Yerevan’s Kievyan Bridge to traffic, thus heeding the call made by Nikol Pashinyan yesterday to ramp up civil disobedience after the National Assembly failed to elect him prime minister.
13:42 | April 24, 2018
After Serzh Sargsyan resigned as prime minister on April 23, thousands gathered in Republic Square to celebrate the end of Sargsyan’s ten-year rule. After the celebration, people decided to go and clean the square at around 11am today.
18:33 | March 26, 2018
On March 14, the Yerevan Municipality signed a contract with Akada Print LLC, a company owned by Alita Adamyan, the daughter of Kamo Adamyan, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Justice.
12:23 | March 22, 2018
Armenia’s National Assembly will convene a special session tomorrow to debate modifications and amendments to several laws, including “The Law on State Awards and Meritorious Titles”, “The Law on Referendums”, “The Law on State Fees”, “The Law of Foreign Nationals”, and the Law on Television and Radio”.
12:05 | March 22, 2018
Armenia’s government will pay AMD 421million (US$ 877,000) to a company to stage a concert in Yerevan commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia and the battles of Sardarapat, Bash Abaran and Karakilisa.
18:04 | March 6, 2018
Minister of Finance Vardan Aramyan, who proposed the allocation, stated that he SIC, a government agency founded in 2016, is playing an important role in drafting and implementing projects designed to effect significant long-term reforms in the spheres of state governance, the tax system, tourism, agriculture and education.
14:02 | March 2, 2018
In a February 23, 2018 article, Hetq revealed that Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan had signed a one- time monetary award decree on December 20, 2017 to “encourage municipality employees for their good work”, but that the total amount of money and the number of awarded employees wasn’t clear.
16:22 | March 1, 2018
A-S Investments, a company that last week purchased a 10.3-hectare piece of land in Yerevan once owned by the Nairit 2 CJSC, plans to build a hotel, business center, manufacturing plant and freight truck garage on the site.
12:30 | March 1, 2018
Armenian Minister of Health Davit Harutyunyan today submitted a proposal to create a state non-profit medical center that would focus on providing adequate medical care for those incarcerated in the country’s jails and prisons.
12:52 | February 22, 2018
Armenia will spend AMD 618 million (US$1.285) on events marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first Republic of Armenia and the battles of Sardarapat, Karakilisa and Bash Abaran.
20:20 | February 8, 2018
Despite the grandiose promise made by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to grow the country’s population to four million by 2040, official stats show a continuing decrease in numbers.
11:33 | January 11, 2018
Those caught setting off fireworks in Yerevan without official permission will be fined AMD 1 million (US$ 2,060) if a proposal made by Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan is passed.
11:55 | December 21, 2017
Proposed by Minister of Economic Development and Investments Souren Karayan, the tax break allows the company to import technological equipment and their components without paying import customs tax.
18:36 | December 6, 2017
According to a new report of poverty published by Armenia’s National Statistical Service (NSS), those with college degrees are two times less likely to be poor than those with just a high school degree.
17:18 | November 16, 2017
The Armenian government will distribute a total of AMD 58 million (approx.$119,000) amongst the four political factions represented in the parliament, in addition to the Armenian Rebirth political party.
17:06 | November 2, 2017
The data shows that 27,655 births were registered in January-September 2017; the smallest number in the past three years. The number is 3,000 less than the same period in 2015.
12:59 | October 12, 2017
Ashot Manukyan, the country’s energy minister says that the bloc is being taken off-line so that the operating company HAEK CJSC (Armenian Atomic Power Plant) can more effectively begin work to modernize unit 2 of the plant, permitting it to operate until 2027.
18:31 | September 2, 2017
Armenia's GDP grew by 5.5% in the first half of 2017. In contrast, the construction volume in the country in the first seven months of 2017 decreased by 9% compared to the same period in 2016, this according to figures recently published by the National Statistical Service.
19:06 | August 30, 2017
Hetq contacted MP Iveta Tonoyan, Tsarukyan’s press spokesperson twice on the matter. She promised to speak to Mayor Poghosyan and then get back to us in two hours. We never heard from her.
17:41 | August 12, 2017
The Yerevan Municipality has granted the building contractor permission to temporarily remove the statute during construction, with the stipulation that it be reinstalled at the same location. This reporter visited the site. The statute was still there, covered by plastic sheeting, while work progressed all around.
17:08 | July 31, 2017
Narek Mantashyan, recently dismissed as the head of the Armenian Gogovan border checkpoint with Georgia, has refuted the claim made by the government that he had officially tendered his resignation.
12:38 | July 27, 2017
1,600 uninterrupted power supply units, used to organize Armenia’s parliamentary election and the Yerevan Municipal Council elections last year, will be distributed to various state agencies.
17:34 | July 20, 2017
Green Farmer LLC, owned by the sons of Vardan Haroutyunyan, head of the State Revenue Committee (SRC), has been granted a three-year import tax and VAT exemption by the Armenian government.
12:18 | July 20, 2017
Armenia’s government today approved a plan to organize the country’s transportation systems on an integrated schedule basis that would allow for efficient travel from the remotest village to the capital Yerevan.
12:00 | July 13, 2017
Citizens of Armenia and Moldova can now travel back and forth between their two countries without visas if their travel documents (passport, etc.) still has three months before expiring.
17:29 | June 21, 2017
During an Armenian parliamentary debate today on a bill outlining the country’s economic development agenda for 2017-2022, Minister of Territorial Administration and Development Davit Lokyan told MPs that lopsided economic development in Armenia was a major issue to be tackled.
16:45 | June 21, 2017
During today’s Armenian parliamentary debate today on a bill outlining the country’s economic development agenda for 2017-2022, Yelk Alliance MP Nikol Pashinyan accused Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan of being appointed to the post solely to allow Serzh Sargsyan to remain in power.
12:55 | June 15, 2017
Armenian Minister of Justice Davit Harutyunyan told reporters today that he’ll be implementing gradual, but continuing steps, to do away with the roots of corruption and bribery within the country’s court system.
19:24 | June 12, 2017
That incident occurred on July 1, 2012, when Lieutenant Colonel Vardan Samvelyan, deputy commander of a Yerevan unit attached to the defense ministry, attempted to blow up the Harsnakar Restaurant owned by Ruben Hayrapetyan, a ruling Republican Party of Armenia MP.
11:41 | June 7, 2017
Among more mundane matters, MPs debated a controversial bill designed to privatize several state- owned facilities at today’s special session of Armenia’s National Assembly convened by the government.
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